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GCSAA announces Garske grant winners

Par Aide sponsors the scholarship program for children of golf course superintendents.

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Garske Grants

GCSAA has awarded its 2018 Joseph S. Garske Collegiate Grants to Payton Dorsh, Matthew Perconti, Lindsey Adams, Maggie Cincotta, Tamlyn Higaki, Isabel Kregel, Brooke Kubel, Walter Morris and Sadie Richau.

Established in honor of Par Aide company founder Joseph S. Garske, the Garske grant program is funded by the golf course accessory company and administered by the Environmental Institute for Golf (EIFG), the philanthropic organization of GCSAA. For 15 years, the program has helped children and stepchildren of GCSAA members fund their education at an accredited college or trade school with one-time, one-year grants. There are nine grants awarded for a total of $12,000. Grants are based on community service, leadership, academic performance and an essay.

“GCSAA’s commitment to our members extends to the prosperity of their children as well,” says GCSAA CEO Rhett Evans. “Through the generosity of longtime supporter Par Aide, we can help the children of our members further their own professional dreams through the Garske grants. We wish these students the best of luck as they pursue their educational endeavors.”

  • Payton Dorsch is planning to attend the University of Delaware (major undeclared) and has earned a $2,500 scholarship. Her father, Robert G. Dorsch III, CGCS, is the superintendent at Richter Park Golf Course in Danbury, Conn.
  • Matthew Perconti, a Wentworth Institute of Technology student majoring in computer science, earned a $2,500 scholarship. His father, David P. Perconti, is the GCSAA Class A superintendent at Kebo Valley Golf Club in Bar Harbor, Maine.
  • Lindsey Adams, a Massasoit Community College student majoring in graphic design and photography, earned a $1,000 scholarship. Her father, Jason S. Adams, is the GCSAA Class A superintendent at Blue Hill Country Club in Canton, Mass.
  • Maggie Cincotta, a Baylor University student majoring in nursing, earned a $1,000 scholarship. Her father, Sean B. Cincotta, CGCS, is the superintendent at Laguna Woods Village in Laguna Hills, Calif.
  • Tamlyn Higaki, a Pacific University student majoring in occupational therapy, received a $1,000 scholarship. Her father, Chad Higaki, CGCS, is the superintendent at Ted Makalena Golf Course in Waipahu, Hawaii.
  • Isabel Kregal, a University of Iowa student majoring in journalism and mass communications, received a $1,000 scholarship. Her father, Matthew Kregel, is the GCSAA Class A superintendent at The Club at Strawberry Creek in Kenosha, Wis.
  • Brooke Kubel, a University of South Florida student majoring in medicine and environmental biosciences, received a $1,000 scholarship. Her father, Jason M. Kubel, is the GCSAA Class A superintendent at TPC of Tampa Bay in Lutz, Fla.
  • Walter Morris, a Mississippi State University student majoring in aerospace engineering, received a $1,000 scholarship. His father, Timothy J. Busek, is the GCSAA Class A superintendent at The Manor Golf and Country Club in Alpharetta, Ga.
  • Sadie Richau, a Western Carolina University student majoring in environmental science, received a $1,000 scholarship. Her father, Steve D. Richau, is the superintendent at Pinewood Country Club in Asheboro, N.C.

“Par Aide is proud to be able to give something back to superintendents and their children,” says Dan Brown, Par Aide sales and marketing manager. “Golf course superintendents have a tireless dedication to the game of golf, and we want to honor them and their families for their efforts.”